Tuesday, May 05, 2015

CarTalk May 4, 2015

Time to talk cars with the boys from Motoring Middle East!

This week it is all about the state of mind you are put into when you get behind the wheel.

And then there is just getting behind the wheel! I spoke about the Audi experience we didn't have at the tennis extravaganza, maybe Trevor will sort us out!

What you won't be able to get over is the love that the boys have for Lotus! I don't remember the last time I heard the boys talk like this about a car!

Here is the podcast!

Of course we always suggest you follow along with the SMS messages as we go through them in the podcast!

i got a jeep wrangler and driving it like a gokart :p

ahmad - dubai
Hi...planing to buy 7 seater car...recommend  Ford explorer vs made xx..
What is your feedback on a 2 door Pajero?

Sent by Yunus
Hey guys. After listening to the show last week I decided to research the new mustang a bit. Never being a mustang fan before but I liked the idea of the 4 cylinder turbo with 300 HP and also some of the things you guys were saying.but what is up with the prices here? How does 25000 USD get marked up to 160 some odd thousand dirhams? Dont get me wrong the v8 is competitive but not the everyman base model. No thanks ford I'll take that challenger on sale for 95000 dirhams. Its a shame too we want driver cars like  in this market but can we leave the markup out of it?
im not sure is it my wrangler or it has a really bad traction control?

slips even with light throttle application especially on non tarmac roads?

ahmad - dubai
Talking about money, what's the best car in terms of resale value and has a bit of class to it - Ferhan
Good evening i need your  feed back on GMC Terrain 2014
Ahmed Abaker
Booked mini cooper S 2016. Might be too late to ask but wht do you guys think of it?? Jinith Joy
Hi guys..planing to buy a 7 seater car...Please recommend  Ford explorer vs made cx9 vs hyndai santafe.....value for money?...Thanks........kumar.
Hi guys. You guys are doing a great show. I want to buy my first sports car. I was thinking about mustang V8 vs. Cama

Will there be a new shape for Lexus LX570? Abid Minhas
What's the feedback on a 2011 standard Panamera? Johnny
No problem. Love the show. Now that hot hatches and Mazda have been mentioned on the show I gotta ask ant chance we'll get the next gen mazdaspeed 3?
Is the HM Ambassador being remodeled??
Thanks for the advise guys! Vinod 😊
I just saw some news on FB recently... And the photo looked awesome... Franklin
Hi Guys! You guys are doing an awesome show! Am thinking of buying a used American specs Lexus LS 430, 2004 model, done 121000 miles (176000 kms) with new paint, upholstery. My friends Quoting 60k. I do AUH-Dxb daily and want something for long runs. Please advise..should I pick it up? Thanks. Vinod

And the show notes!

What are you driving?

New F-150 is here!
Tougher: All-new high-strength steel frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body, more than 10 million miles of testing and the proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine
·         Smarter: 11 new class-exclusive features, including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, LED headlights and sideview mirror spotlights, and remote tailgate release.
·         More capable: Up to 317.5 kg less weight plus three engine choices for an impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency

Cool Car!

2016 Camero!

cool trailer

Skoda Funstar

Audi combining lights and lasers!

Alfa Romeo 3 series!
Alfa Romeo has high hopes for its upcoming Giulia sedan. Primarily aimed at the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4, the Giulia will be Alfa’s first compact sedan in several years and its first rear-wheel drive sedan in over two decades.
Since the Giulia has a lot to live up to, Alfa is leaving nothing to chance and a new report indicates it will inaugurate several brand new engines that will eventually power other members of the company’s lineup.
The headline-grabber will be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine fed with two turbochargers, a smaller one that spools up at low rpm and a bigger one that kicks in at higher engine speeds. Fitted with direct injection and variable valve timing, the turbo four will make 300 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 295 foot-pounds of torque at 3,800 rpm in its most powerful configuration.

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